Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area encompasses 2,212 acres on the west edge of the Sandhills, 9 miles north of Hemingford. It includes a 1,600-acre lake. The area is a good spot for fishing, camping and picnicking and also features some of the best birdwatching opportunities in the Nebraska panhandle.
Box Butte offers campers Electric Plus, Electric, and Basic camping. There are 14 camping pads with 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups. The park also offers 40 non-pad Basic campsites without electricity. To reserve a site, visit https://nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com/ or call 402-471-1414.